Gallery: PHOTOS: Living the Green Life at an ‘Echo Village’ Immersed in...

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat
Located 45 minutes from the center of Buenos Aires, and rooted within the delta of the river Paraná, is an inimitable eco-village that's spurring an Echo Movement. Supported by an NGO seeking to promote a friendly cultural exchange within permaculture practices, this spot has become a magnet for international backpackers and Couchsurfers traveling off the beaten path. The project was first initiated by Leonardo Jara years ago, and after much hard work, Leonardo has developed his site into truly unique village that includes a house made from recycled wood and local Tacuara cane, a system for filtering river water for in-house use, three grey water filtering ponds, an organic garden, a compost, an earth oven, and currently under construction, a dry toilet and multicolored glass bottle shed. We recently paid a visit to the Echo Village. Flip through our images ahead and discover what life is like within this corner of Argentina.

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